I was going for standardization, and inter-changeability among formations. Something my previous units were lacking. A simple game of "Bolt Action" saw troops dressed as if they were from several different theaters of war...
Now they're all based individually and organized according to 8 man "Battlegroup: Kursk" squads. Rifle sections are all 5 man sections, with the Squad Leader carrying an MP-40. My LMG sections are 3 man sections bringing the total to 8.
This project will also resonate down to my DAK troops, and SS troops as well.
|GrossDeutschland Infanterie Squad. 5 Riflemen +1 Rifleman for the LMG section. SL carries an SMG.|
|Platoon Leadership stand #1|
|Platoon Leadership stand #2|
|WOW! I didn't realize I had so many Germans. 2 more platoons. That's a complete infantry company in all if you add the platoon above that is already flocked and sealed|
|First Platoon move out!|
|Red dots signify that this trooper is from First Platoon. So 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon.|
|Rifle Section move out!|
|The Soviets will get the same treatment. 8 man squads with the LMG organic to the squad and not a separate team. That's OK they're based by team for when I play Bolt Action.|
And for the final surprise? This is for you, David F. All this talk about Bolt Action got me thinking about our upcoming game (date obviously to be determined...).
So I painted up the Officer for my 12th SS troops, since you're painting the Canadians. None other than "Panzer Meyer" himself. This will probably cost me some points in assembling the unit (better quality units cost MUCH more) but I thought this figure from the "Open Fire" box was the perfect fit. I painted a rough "Plane Tree" smock on him and gave him an RTO.
|Still have to paint more details on these 2 battlefield scoundrels but you get the idea.|
|For shame! back right let is not painted!!|
Lots of projects on the way and getting started now! Small Battlegroup: Overlord Game in the works now featuring my US Airborne troops, as well as finishing up my DAK company among other things. Stay tuned!